TMCNet:  Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Welcomes 18 Founders To Its Miami Accelerator

[October 02, 2018]

Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Welcomes 18 Founders To Its Miami Accelerator

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Babson College's Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami introduces eighteen founders - representing a diverse set of industries from FinTech to food and beverage - chosen to participate in the five month long accelerator, supported by Babson College, the #1 ranked college for the study of entrepreneurship.

As a part of Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® works with Miami women entrepreneurs in order to help them accelerate and grow their businesses.

In partnership with the Knight Foundation, FedEx and Akerman LLP, the WIN Lab® accepts up to 20 high-growth, women-led, businesses into the program each year.

"We are thrilled to be welcoming the third cohort of women entrepreneurs into the Miami WIN Lab® accelerator program. This year's incoming founders represent some of the most promising startups in the city of Miami and, after seeing the participants from last year's cohort achieve so much success, we can't wait to get started," said Michelle Abbs, Miami WIN Lab® Director.

2018 Miami WIN Lab® Members

3-2 -1 FRAMBOISE Celine Hakoun | Founder

We help modern parents find original baby products by introducing them to foreign brands not available anywhere else. We do this by re-creating a hands-on boutique experience for online customers; foreign brands receive direct exposure to the US customer in a completely new way.

ARVISL FUTURE, INC Krystal Kunyue Zheng | CEO

ARVISL Future is a technology company that develops AR applications and technologies to envision fun and discoverable cities.


Atlas Meat-Free Delicatessen is an all vegan delicatessen that offers a large and interesting selection of fresh, deli-style "meats", "cheeses" and prepared foods that it crafts by hand in small batches.

CITY CATT Lizia Santos | CEO & Co-Founder Lis Rejane O Sommerville | Co-Founder

City Catt is a platform where locals can work flexible hours by helping travelers to find the best places to go in their cities, and also by guiding them in outings. By connecting insiders with travelers, we increase their chances of having stress-free, well planned, vacations with their loved ones.

COLLECTO Federika Longinotti-Buitoni | Founder

Collecto is an online luxury retailer that offers an unparalleled gifting experience through distinctive product curation, exceptional gift presentation, and bespoke customer service. Our mission is to create a high-touch experience by combining technology with product curation expertise to bring people closer together. With deep care for sustainability, we offer our brands guidance on sustainable practices to build our next generation of forward-thinking environmental leaders.

FREEING RETURNS Barbara Joes | CEO & Co-Founder

Freeing Returns is a Merchandise Returns Platform which empowers Retailers to recoup returns fraud dollars while growing customer and brand loyalty. Freeing Returns was created by a team with deep POS experience and deep industry relationships in Retail and Retail Technology.

KOKI Tiara Miles | Founder

Koki is an in-home personal chef service delivering chefs to homes next day.

MATHTECH 360 Donna Comrie | CEO & Founder

MathTech 360 is an online math solution customized to meet the needs of middle and high school students. Based on State-Specific Standards, students and their teachers are offered a full menu of individualized learning options.

MISSTUDY Yasiara Ortiz | CEO & Founder

At Misstudy we have a deep understanding of the college admissions process. We unlock educational possibilities by creating strategic plans with future undergraduate and graduate students, as well as connecting them to worldwide educational opportunities.

MODERN MONEY ADVISOR Angela Mahagoni Moore Financial Planner | Money Coach | Speaker

Financial Education for the Workplace. Financial Planning to help you navigate your best life. Financial Coaching to get you on the right track.

NESTNOTES Chase Simmering | CEO & Founder

Nestnotes is an app for families that helps surface and capture the moments that matter and translates them into lasting digital + print keepsakes. Our vision for Nestnotes is to become the primary place where families capture their lives and share their stories. Nestnotes asks the relevant questions to surface the important memories and translates them all instantly into a variety of fully personalized print keepsakes, rich with custom illustration, text, infographics, and photos.

NEW DISCOVERY MEDIA Lizeth Pasillas Trevizo | Co-Founder & COO

New Discovery Media is a multimedia content production house that helps artists and brands connect with their audiences by blending storytelling, technology, and creativity. NDM offers tailored full production services and interactive and immersive content solutions

PLAYA LIQUEURS, LLC Jodi Darren | CEO & Co-Founder

Apple Playa is a specialty liqueur designed to be enjoyed with friends. Made with real fruit and infused cinnamon, our brand stands for authentic connection and mindful celebration while drinking.

STUNR Sheila Donaldson | Founder & CEO

STUNR is a fashion and beauty accessory brand breaking conventional standards by creating products that prioritize the specific needs and challenges of African American women. Our signature product, the shower turban, modernizes a beauty staple and keeps women looking chic whether they're stepping out of the shower or onto the streets.

VITRUVIAN Ileana Del Risco | Co-Founder Andrea Del Risco | Co-Founder & CEO

Virtual dressing room software for online retailers.

ZING RIDES Candice Saffer | CEO

Zing Rides is a safe and reliable transportation company for kids and kids with special assistance.

Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®

The Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® is a program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs that accelerates their entrepreneurial paths. The WIN Lab® invests in women, empowering them to disrupt, experiment, and build successful businesses on their own terms.

The WIN Lab® recognizes that women build businesses differently. Through innovative programming the Lab invests in the development of its residents, enabling them to test, disrupt, and innovate. Once WINners are ready to grow, the Lab provides the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community needed to successfully scale ventures.


The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) seeks to create a gender-enlightened business ecosystem where a diverse range of entrepreneurial leaders is encouraged to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society.

Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

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